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  1. 3 points
    QldMick

    Cherax albidus blue pearl

    Babies have been released, it just so happened to be the morning I'm going away for five days, I'll ask for them to be to feed them a tiny amount each day.
  2. 3 points
    What Grover Really Wanted George to Look Like... These 4 photos show what the Giant Pink Gourami 'whale-watching' experience is all about. Grover wants to know if anyone else has the same problems in seeing the fish that they carefully look after and feed, but never seem to see. Ha! Blowing bubbles is a GPG party trick! Grover
  3. 3 points
    Busy Saturday... If you are following Grover on Instagram, then you've seen some of today's excitement already ! INSTAGRAM: giantpinkgourami The blue cover has come off. Although the GPGs weren't too pleased and they all took off in the other direction! But "Knobbly Headed One" who looks very much a male of the gourami species, chased them away again from the Elephant Ear island, so Grover rummaged around in the back shed to find these. And of course they required a degree of fixing to ensure the ceramic sinkers underneath didn't fall off. This was accomplished with new UV resistant Zip ties. In addition there was a trip to one of Grover's more esoteric LFS - Whitworth's Marine! This was to buy 'Motor Safety Cables', aka coated stainless steel rope with a loop and a spring-link end. These usually stop your tinnie's outboard from plunging 30m straight down when you are tinkering with the bits holding it to the stern of your boat. But in the case of the Billabong, they are used to keep the islands in place and also sit things (like these baskets) on the side ledge without losing them 3m down! As a bonus find, the 2nd island appeared from under the blue cover. Sadly all the plants look somewhat spindly and etiolated. With a bit of Qld sun, they should spring back to life. Now is the time to float the 3rd island back into the water - possibly some waterlilies might survive so they will be given a test-run. Lastly, another trip to a different LFS (Bunnings) for a 350W sump pump as the Aquael pump finally ground to a halt and threw an electrical hissy fit and tripped the circuit breaker. Bunnings Newstead has moved - just lucky it was visible from the Whitworth's store. This afternoon's effort was digging the old strainer/mesh out of the scoria, building a new one from a spare laundry basket, and then carefully (!@%!<{!^=^!!%&*@) fitting the new one in place, and piling the scoria back around it. Done! (Oh... and replacing one of the UV bulbs in the Blagdon UVs - only $65 ea ) And tonight? Tonight Grover leans on the pool fence and watches GPGs lazily cruise around the Billabong in the moonlight Alright... so it's not moonlight, just your standard pool floodlight, but we are trying to set a mood here thanx! Grover (Tomorrow the weekend will be back to normal - giving the matala sheets in the 'BBB' {Big Blue Barrels} their fortnightly clean & rinse) (Breaking News: "G for George" the Grey Giant Gourami {aka GGG} has been seen and confirmed as alive & kicking - we are still waiting for photographic proof. He is the 'Loch Ness Monster' of the Billabong)
  4. 2 points
    raycam01_au

    Goniopora Garden

    Sarah does love her Goni's How good do they look, the colours are eye popping, just using the filters she bought me to kill the blue light, nearly spot on
  5. 2 points
    Billabong Domesticlife The Billabong's permanent resident (who's not allowed to swim with the GPGs !) But who does have her very own pond complete with goldfish to be chased and jumped at! Grover (at least he doesn't have to feed the Water Dragon)
  6. 2 points
    gingerbeer

    Short bodied koi

    Just my opinion, but that is damn ugly. The short body/ ballon varieties of fish are all included.
  7. 2 points
    Just a Teaser for the Weekend... Photo of the monster poised over the Black Billabong this week. Spooky! Grover
  8. 2 points
    Foskett96

    Pterophyllum Altum Display

    Picture of 4 out of the 6 Dicrossus Filamentosus in the tank. Unfortunelty all 6 are males, but I don’t overly mind as I don’t have any intention to spawn them. Love these guys
  9. 2 points
    Almost Full Moon for a GFG... And "G For George" finally comes out to play - Hooray! Grover has figured that he has 18 (or 19) GPGs, and 1 (one) special GFG - "G For George" Grover also discovers why George is so elusive. Whilst leaping around the Billabong edges with camera in one hand, and torch in the other, it was discovered that George (otherwise herein also known as "GFG") likes to hide behind the pool ladder steps! With his colour, he's a perfect match for the green/grey sidewalls of the pool and, Who looks behind pool ladder steps anyway? Here are the best photos from tonight's montage. His head has a small lump and is not really white - the camera flash has washed out most of his grey head. This one's out of focus (he was way too close to the camera!), but shows his 5 - 6 cm wide head Now Grover can go back to worrying about the GPGs: feeding, plumbing, and encouraging any and all possible breeding activities. One of the Elephant Ears was sacrificed this morning. Sliced up and the leaves chopped off and the remains sprinkled in the Billabong to provide nesting materials. Cheers, Grover ( )
  10. 2 points
    DVS969

    L397 Juvies

    Well firstly, I don't take eftpos, lol. But no thanks.
  11. 1 point
    raycam01_au

    More new fish and corals OMFG

    but how does one STOP
  12. 1 point
    Talpha

    Goniopora Garden

    they look great!
  13. 1 point
    raycam01_au

    More new fish and corals OMFG

    Hey mate Its always hard when you see something and your not ready to pull the trigger ( we have been in the situation before) hence why we have a quarantine tank always on the go lol we are setting up an empty office space soon for our RO storage, our 2 x 240ltr saltwater cartage containers and our 4 Quarantine tanks we are really happy with how this tank is coming along
  14. 1 point
    FatSalvatore

    More new fish and corals OMFG

    I gave up as spent all my weekends going to fish shops (peeved I didn't get the blue hammer at pet city when I saw it but tank was still cycling). Makes me jealous/awed when I see people that know what they are doing! Needs a pair of redline shrimp though
  15. 1 point
    raycam01_au

    Helping out a mate

    mate of ours has to shut down a tank to due a house move, so we picked up a few corals and fish last night, (we will frag some of these and others to surprise him) when he gets back up and running picked up a torch, scolly, hammers, scrolling monti, leather devils hand and some zoas
  16. 1 point
    raycam01_au

    Red Sea DIY Mesh TOP

    Sarah and I just finished putting together this awesome DIY Mesh top for our Red Sea Reefer, best thing to keep your little jumpers in the water where they are supposed to be
  17. 1 point
    raycam01_au

    Honeycomb and white eyed Morays

    nearly time for them to move into their new larger home, but omfg how good do they look that Honeycomb is a WEAPON
  18. 1 point
    hamishh34

    Honeycomb and white eyed Morays

    I keep snakes and some weirdly aggressive blue tongues. Avoiding bites at all times is my priority. Not looking forward to the first time my snake gets me haha. I would say that the Moray would be a little nastier. I could see them twisting after biting, those teeth look longer than any GTP or RSP teeth I have seen and that second set of jaws could come and whack you for a double whammy hahah. I look forward to your moving video. I saw one with a freshwater eel tank change and that looked like a headache ha. Hope it goes smoothly for you.
  19. 1 point
    raycam01_au

    Honeycomb and white eyed Morays

    we used to keep snakes so very similar, been hit a few times, always fun
  20. 1 point
    hamishh34

    Honeycomb and white eyed Morays

    Yeah not a bite I would even like to take the chance of receiving.
  21. 1 point
    raycam01_au

    Honeycomb and white eyed Morays

    They are surprisingly polite when catching, we did the move when we got them off a friend, and he was standing in a huge round pool they were in and moving the rock lol Im like fark that we have a huge fishing net and once they are in they are pretty placid fingers crossed they stay the same but will video it just for the fun factor
  22. 1 point
    QldMick

    Cherax albidus blue pearl

    Current pic of the second female to lay, a bit behind the first. Couldn't help myself, had fold up aquaculture tanks packed away in the garage from when I used to breed. Just goota sell my gym to make up for the space I'm taking. Here's the two females just released into the big tank, And the tank its self,
  23. 1 point
    mcfry40

    time for a rant cos im pissed off

    Poor bugger,, like jb said I go buy reputation as well. Been stung before as well. Jas
  24. 1 point
    billfish

    time for a rant cos im pissed off

    2 or so,months ago i was told about a guy from Victoria that had l144 short fin bristlenose,apparently he was getting out of the hobby, i was chasing some new blood for my group, the pictures i was sent showed really dark yellow and was told the sizes and price per 10 fish , plus shipping , any way deal was done, cash sent was told it would be the following monday after he recieved the payment that fish would be freighted as it was his next day off work ,fish arrived on the wednesday morning and the missus put them in the tank til i got home to check them out on the friday once they arrived like a dik i deleted all his account and details off my phone,,,i had the fish, none were doa, they were the last of his fish so i wouldnt need his details again.....so i thought well now i was farkin annoyed , most of them werent any darker than some of the light looking coloured albino bristlenose going around they just had blue eyes there was a bout 5 or 6 that can be used as breeders by myself some werent even the size stated plenty of males all around 5 cm and maybe a bit more,,,,,,female numbers were extremely low now im in a dilemma i dont want to give the fish a dose of clove oil , theyre not deformed or anything, but in good concience how do i sell these on to other people knowing that im not happy with the quality and people may want to breed some, maybe just sell them as individuals , im at a loss, ive given some males to a friend who i know isnt interested in breeding fish but i realistically would like to reclaim some of the cash, i know im going to be out for the freight cost this clown went by the name of Riccard, now his mobile goes straight to message bank , have since found out it happened to another person about a year ago, same name, same location, just different mobile number....im thinkin he just gets a new pre payed sim card after doing some dodgy dealings
  25. 1 point
    pony-tail

    Who likes evil monsters

    they look like bait !
  26. 1 point
    Wayne Walsh

    Seeking Frontosa fry.

    Thanks. I think I'll get some from Lloyd's next batch.
  27. 1 point
    borntobreed

    Bulk Red Guppys CHEAP

    Red Guppys Males and big fat preggas females 100 for $50 Pickup from Windaroo this weekend or otherwise Browns Plains during weekdays 0407831090
  28. 1 point
    Soarer

    Wanted Flowerhorn Female

    Red dragon Aquatics had quite a few around 20-30 cm size when I was there on Monday, they are at 66 Ashridge Rd, Darra QLD 4076
  29. 1 point
    Slipshodman

    Short bodied koi

    @QldMick You started the thread, of all people surely your allowed to go of topic ...lol.. Agree with the colour /fin comment, for some reason I don't see that as offensive as line breeding deformities like short bodies or balloon variants
  30. 1 point
    Aaron123

    WTB peacock cichlids

    All good mate.
  31. 1 point
    Sher91

    Wanted Flowerhorn Female

    Thankyou
  32. 1 point
    johnbetta

    Short bodied koi

    it is nice its sad we cant have koi in australia
  33. 1 point
    Nig

    Challenger 1966

    Sent you a pm
  34. 1 point
    Hi, I am new to this forum. I am keen on buying some l397 and other l number plecos, do you still have any for sale?
  35. 1 point
    tdj5

    P h

    It's only stones
  36. 1 point
    jonsey151

    P h

    Is the substrate calcium carbonate? Looks like it, that would be why, it won't get any higher i wouldn't have thought.
  37. 1 point
    Continuing the plant theme... Yesterday Grover rescued some tiny plantlets from the flower stalks of his Giant Amazon Sword plants. They are now resident in the Bog Bed Filter and look reasonably happy. As they are semi-emergent plants that can grow under and above the water line they should do OK. Grover (pottering around the aquatic garden)
  38. 1 point
    hamishh34

    Hi from North Brisbane.

    Welcome to the site! Feel free to share more about what you're keeping!
  39. 1 point
    Thanks John. Sad day indeed - just lost the passion of late. No doubt will get the itch again at some stage moving forward.
  40. 1 point
    G for George Grover admits that this is not one of his better photos ! It was night-time, dark, and George was heading 2m downwards. Grover
  41. 1 point
    hello and welcome
  42. 1 point
    ronny

    L397 Juvies

    Very tempting. Unfortunately wife and I are wanting longfins first. Had this of been around in 2 months time I would have snapped them up.
  43. 1 point
    raycam01_au

    Red Sea Aquascaping Starts

    100ltr RDO water holder 240ltr x 2 Internal saltwater tubs and a sexy tank
  44. 1 point
    mcfry40

    3 Tier steel stand ,6ft

    As above I had my 6x18w x2ft h on top 6x15x18h in middle 2X3ft on bottom I have upgrade 3 years old Rust proofed $700 to get made Selling $400 Ono, can deliver within reason. No tanks available.
  45. 1 point
    billfish

    Challenger 1966

    Cool, so u must be Paul from caboolture then
  46. 1 point
    Foskett96

    Pterophyllum Altum Display

    Some more updated photos taken approx 3.5 weeks after being setup. Move the extra 3 Wild Caught Pterophyllum Altum, Rio Orinoco our of quarantine and into the tank, their fins came in damaged, as well as them picking on each other in quarantine but they are healing up. Male and Female Apistogramma Agassizii ‘Tefe’ Finally, a full tank shot.
  47. 1 point
    QldMick

    natives

    New hood today! few hours work but looks heaps better. Fork tailed catty is gone because of his size and getting scared and running into glass, plants, driftwood and filter intake. Also making way for my algae clean up crew of sailfin and goldspot plecos which are getting bigger. Saratoga Leichardti and archer fish still growing up till their big enough to handle the JP.
  48. 1 point
    My pond. 2yrs old. 480L tub with a DIY filter behind the waterfall. 11w UV Light inline keeps the water crystal clear
  49. 0 points
    raycam01_au

    What do we put in the 6x3?????????????

    EPIC ROOKIE TANK FAIL
  50. 0 points
    QldMick

    natives

    I lost him today, he stopped eating for two months and finally passed away. I don't understand I put a smaller Oscar in with him which he ruffed up a bit but since then he refused to eat and has been scared of me and he wasn't before. I measured him after I fished him out he was 23cm.
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